Oakville’s Evan McEachran takes skiing skills to Beijing Olympics

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Published January 25, 2022 at 5:12 pm

An Oakville native will be representing Team Canada at the Beijing Olympics as part of the freestyle ski team.

Evan McEachran, 24, is competing in the Slopestyle/Big Air categories that consist of complicated tricks and jumps as the participants rocket down the slope.

A competitive freestyle skater since the age of 8, McEachran stood on his first major international podium in 2014 when he won gold at the AFP (Association of Freeskiing Professionals) World Championships in Whistler, according to the Team Canada website. He also won the first ever SLVSH Cup in Australia, a tournament that pits skiers head-to-head with the challenge of both completing tricks they selected.

Over the last couple of seasons, McEachran has become a consistent finalist. He made his X Games debut in 2015 and finished seventh at the Dew Tour in December 2016. In November 2017, he earned his first World Cup podium with a second-place finish in Stubai, Austria. He added a bronze medal to his resume at Mammoth Mountain, California in January 2018.

He made his Olympic debut at PyeongChang 2018 where he placed sixth.

The Olympics begin next week in China.

 

 

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